NiMet Warns Of Possible Thermal Discomfort
By Ignatius Ushie
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Nimet) has warned of possible rise in temperature across some cities in Nigeria, which may lead to thermal discomfort.
In a Press Release, the agency said that observations from the source region indicates that temperature is expected to rise above 40 degrees in the next 48 hours.
According to the statement “parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to record temperatures greater than 40°C. While most parts of the Northern cities are expected to record temperatures between 35°C to 40°C, this includes parts of Oyo, Kwara, FCT, Nasarawa, and Benue.”
The Press Release further warned that cities like Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, and Yola are at risk of experiencing high thermal discomfort, while the following days, parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C.
The agency therefore advise people in these locations to drink a lot of fluid through this period. NiMet assures of continuous monitoring of the weather and update Nigerians accordingly